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July 25, 2013

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What I am Working On

I am a bit busy here in Spain so can’t really write much but just thought that I would share with you what I am working on while here. Not everything you see in this post will be available right away, but some of them will be coming this winter, like the new suedes!! Hope that you all enjoy what you see….great things coming soon!! Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

July 10, 2013

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An Ode to Blue Dress Shoes

I have said it at least once and I will most likely say it at least a million times more, but the simple fact is that blue dress shoes (for me) remain the most underutilized option in the footwear industry. While certain shades of blue can pose as a bit over the top, I really don’t see how a dark navy or even that Edward Green spectator (below) would be seen as any more ostentatious […]

June 30, 2013

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June 26, 2013

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Ed Et Al – Suede Galore!

I really love what Ed Et Al is doing these days. I feel that in sort of a way, me and the owner have a somewhat of a similar vision of offering classic-ish models/shapes but putting on a more young and contemporary edge, with slight detail changes as well as the injection of color. The only difference is that with Ed Et Al, owning their own factory, they are able to be a bit more […]

June 6, 2013

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New Septieme Largeur Shop in Paris + New Models!

Septieme Largeur have been up to a lot these days and I must say that it is all quite impressive. Just recently they opened up their second shop in Paris, in the area of the Left Bank (see website for details/address). I have yet to see it in person, but from the pictures it seems to be modeled (nearly identically) after their original location on St. Lazare. Not only have they expanded their company to […]

May 10, 2013

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Crockett & Jones – SS2013 New Suede Loafer Collection

As the summer time comes (if it ever really does here in London), my mind and sartorial inclinations are often being directed towards loafers, particularly suede ones. Walking past the Crockett & Jones shop in the Burlington arcade the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the new Teign model in green suede with crepe sole. While not properly captured here, the shade of that green was simply spectacular and even better was the addition […]

April 18, 2013

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Meermin Navy Suede Monks

Dear Readers, Sorry that I have missed out two days on the posting but I forgot to tell you on Monday that I was heading to my factory the next day, which is why I have not been able to write anything, especially as I canīt figure out how to load images on my tablet (friggin technology!!). That being, I have managed to sneek away 10 minutes in order to share some lovely shoes with […]

April 8, 2013

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JM Weston – A Review With Story to Tell

THESE SHOES ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE BY MYSELF. WORN ONCE, SIZE UK6 (FIT LIKE 6.5). ¬£250 FOR THEM (PLUS SHIPPING DEPENDING ON COUNTRY). ORIGINAL RETAIL ¬£800. EMAIL JUSTIN@THESHOESNOB.COM FOR SERIOUS ENQUIRIES. A while back, I was invited to an event hosted by JM Weston that was meant to introduce the influencers of London to the ability that JM Weston, as a long standing and successful shoe company, has. As an American living in London, I […]

March 1, 2013

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Meermin Mallorca Greatness!!!

Dear Readers, So, today is another day that I simply don’t have the capacity to think of witty or intelligent things to say, nor do I really have the time, so as always to make up for my lack of attention to the writing content, I am leaving you with some MTO greatness done by Meermin Mallorca…..the depth of their abilities as you will see in these pictures is quite astonishing….simply lovely are all of […]

January 4, 2013

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A Bad-Ass Chukka Boot

It’s hard to make a chukka boot look bad, which would entail that it is easy to make a nice looking chukka boot. But this where it gets tricky, as I don’t actually believe this rationality. Chukka boots, for me, are just one of those things that almost always look nice, no matter what the last shape is (hence the word ‘almost’). But in reality, it’s hard to make a beautiful (being the key word) […]